Azerbaijan will this weekend host the 2021 edition of the Baku Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Baku is the newest street circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, joining the ranks of Monaco, Melbourne and Singapore.
The first Grand Prix in Baku was held in 2016, as the European Grand Prix. That was followed by the inaugural Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017.
The circuit is a mixture of wide and open and tight and twisty, first running along the Baku shoreline is a slipstreaming mecca, and with cars able to run three abreast. However, from there, the track loops around into the city’s narrow, winding Icheri Sheher old town, dramatically wending past Baku’s iconic medieval city walls, making for some dramatic television shots.
Today is the first day of racing starting with the F2 free heats, followed by the F1 free heats. In the second half of the day, the F2 race will take place, followed by the second F1 free race.
On the second day of the races, June 5, the F2 sprint race will take place, followed by the third F1 free race, in the afternoon the F1 ordinal round and the F2 sprint competition.
On 6 June, the FIA Formula 2 competition will start first, followed by the main F1 competition in the afternoon.